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March 31, 2016
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MS in Hand Mar 1st, 2016: 67. Received 43; Published 9; Rejected 29. In Hand End of Mar 72;
Manuscripts in Hand Jan 1st, 2016: 65; Received 109; Published 19; Rejected 82.

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Arkivoc 2016 Part (i): Special Issue 'Reviews and Accounts'
Chemistry of 3-carbonyl-2-methyl-4-oxo-4H-1-benzopyrans (16-9449LR) [pp. 111-149]
Chandra Kanta Ghosh and Amarnath Chakraborty
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Ionic liquids as novel media for electrophilic/onium ion chemistry and metal-mediated reactions: a progress summary (16-9490LU) [pp. 150-171]
Kenneth K. Laali
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Arkivoc 2016 Part (iii): General Papers
Efficient synthesis of N-acylbenzotriazoles using tosyl chloride: en route to suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) (16-9459NP) [pp. 161-170]
Khalid A. Agha, Nader E. Abo-Dya, Tarek S. Ibrahim and Eatedal H. Abdel-Aal
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Convenient multicomponent reaction synthesis of novel pyrano[4,3-b]pyran derivatives via a domino reaction under microwave irradiation (16-9398DP) [pp. 171-186]
Jingpeng Mao, Jianqiang Wang, Wenhui Zhang, Ziping Li, Jianlin Zhu and Cheng Guo
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Supplementary Material: PDF (1,991K)
A facile green chemistry approaches towards the synthesis of bis-Schiff bases using ultrasound versus microwave and conventional method without catalyst (16-9464JP) [pp. 187-201]
Wael Abdelgayed Ahmed Arafa and Raafat M. Shaker
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Supplementary Material: PDF (4,111K)
Synthesis of 2-(2-phenylethenyl) substituted 4,5-dihydrofurans by regioselective addition of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds to dienes promoted by cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate (16-9455ZP) [pp. 202-213]
Mehmet Yilmaz and Asli Ustalar
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Synthesis of novel β-lactams and in vitro evaluation against the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (16-9465UP) [pp. 214-235]
Margaret A.L. Blackie, Tzu-Shean Feng, Peter J Smith and Kelly Chibale
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A New Synthesis of 5,6-dimetoxy-1,2.3.4-tetrahyronaphthalene-2carboylic acid (16-9487VP) [pp. 236-241]
Ajoy Kumar Banerjee and Kimberly Chinea
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Highly efficient stereoconservative syntheses of new, bifunctional atropisomeric organocatalysts (16-9505YP) [pp. 242-261]
Ferenc Faigl, Zsuzsa Erdélyi, Tamás Holczbauer and Béla Mátravölgyi
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Individual Issues of Arkivoc
The following issues were completed during March 2016:

2016 Part (ii): Commemorative Issue in Honor of Jhillu Singh Yadav on the occasion of his outstanding contributions to organic synthetic chemistry
(Facilitator: Srivari Chandrasekhar; Scientific Editor: Ramaiah Muthyala)
(Issue completed with 16 papers and 249 pages)

No issues were closed during March 2016.
No new issues were initiated during March 2016.
Highly cited papers published in Arkivoc since 2012

Lashgari, N.; Ziarani, G. M. Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds based on isatin through 1, 3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions. Arkivoc 2012, (i), 277-320.

Suresh; Sandhu, J. S. Past, present and future of the Biginelli reaction: a critical perspective. Arkivoc 2012, (i), 66-133.

Abdel-Wahab, B. F.; Khidre, R. E.; Farahat, A. A.; El-Ahl, A. S. 2-Chloroquinoline-3-carbaldehydes: synthesis, reactions and applications. Arkivoc 2012, (i), 211-276.

Pal, R.; Sarkar, T.; Khasnobis, S. Amberlyst-15 in organic synthesis. Arkivoc 2012, (i), 570-609.

Schmidt, A.; Wiechmann, S.; Freese, T. Recent advances in neutral and anionic N-heterocyclic carbene - betaine interconversions. Synthesis, characterization, and applications. Arkivoc 2013, (i), 424-469.

Karami, B.; Eskandari, K.; Khodabakhshi, S. One-pot, three component approach to synthesis of multipart fused heterocyclic compounds: Synthesis of fused pyran-2-ones. Arkivoc 2012, (ix), 76-84.

Popova, E. A.; Trifonov, R. E.; Ostrovskii, V. A. Advances in the synthesis of tetrazoles coordinated to metal ions. Arkivoc 2012, (i), 45-65.

Perez-Fernandez, R.; Goya, P.; Elguero, J. A review of recent progress (2002-2012) on the biological activities of pyrazoles. Arkivoc 2014, (ii), 233-293

Yusubov, M. S.; Svitich, D. Y.; Larkina, M. S.; Zhdankin V. V. Applications of iodonium salts and iodonium ylides as precursors for nucleophilic fluorination in Positron Emission Tomography. Arkivoc 2013, (i), 364-395.

Cai, X.; Xie, B. Recent advances on organocatalysed asymmetric Mannich reactions. Arkivoc 2013, (i), 264-293.

Tucker, A. M.; Grundt, P. The chemistry of tryptanthrin and its derivatives. Arkivoc 2012, (i), 546-569.

The 17th Annual Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Conference

The 17th Annual Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Conference, FloHet-2016, was held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, from February 28th to March 2nd. Eleven plenary lectures, a short course, 54 invited lectures, 36 posters were presented, and a small exposition was held. The next FloHet Conference will be held at the University of Florida from March 4th to 7th, 2018.

Plenary Lectures
Steven Ley, Cambridge University, UK Katritzky Memorial Lecture
"Machine-Assisted Organic Synthesis"
Aaron Aponick , University of Florida, US
"StackPhos: from Structural Curiosity to Enantioselective Catalysis"
Martin Burke, University of Illinois, USA
"Making Molecular Prosthetics with a Small Molecule Synthesizer"
Naoto Chatani, Osaka University, Japan
"Nickel-Catalyzed Functionalization of C-H Bonds Utilizing a New Chelation System"
Abigail Doyle, Princeton University, USA
"New Directions in Nickel-Catalyzed Cross Coupling"
Sabine Flitsch, University of Manchester, UK
"Enzyme Cascades for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Heterocycles"
Nicholas Meanwell, Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
"The Discovery and Development of Direct Acting Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus"
David Mitchell, Eli Lilly, USA
"Designing and applying practical process synthesis methodologies for aminopyrazoles"
John Porco, Boston University, USA
"Chemical Synthesis and Biological Studies of Antitumor Natural Products"
Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley, USA
"Strategies and Tactics for the Synthesis of Complex Alkaloids"
David Williams, Indiana University, USA
"Strategies Toward the Synthesis of Polycyclic Alkaloids"

Short Course
Gordon Gribble, Dartmouth College, USA
A Cook’s Tour of Lithium, Palladium, Magnesium, Gold, and Copper in Heterocyclic Chemistry

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Forthcoming Conferences

The 27th European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ECHC 2016);

This traditional meeting with a famous history will be held in the beautiful Beurs van Berlage, in the city center of Amsterdam, from July 3 to July 6, 2016. The ECHC2016 covers the field in its full range, from Organic Synthesis, Materials and Catalysis to Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. We have a great line-up of world renowned speakers.

Future Conferences

The 26th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Congress will be held in Regensburg, Germany, 3 to 8 September 2017.

The 18th Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic Conference (FloHet-2018) will take place at the University of Florida, Gainesville, 4 to 7 March 2018.

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